Brian Wood works with multiple media in New York City. His paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs are exhibited internationally and are held in private and public collections.
Wood is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum; the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Houston Museum of Fine Arts; the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montre; the Museum of Modern Art in Prague; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne; and many others.
Brian Wood's awards include the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for printmaking and photography, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, numerous Canada Council Grants including an "A" Grant, and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. He currently teaches at Hunter College in New York and previously taught at Yale University.
Born on the prairies of northern Saskatchewan, Wood's early imaginative experience was formed in harsh land, severe weather, and the life and death cycles of animals, crops and wilderness. Wood's childhood on the farm, his absorption in both nature and books and his later studies in math and science have combined with his deep interest in the shifting boundaries of awareness to form the issues and obsessions in his work.
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
New York Public Library, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Davis Museum, Wellesley
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Ludwig Museum, Cologne
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague
Museum of Modern Art, Prague
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ont.
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
The Canada Council Artbank, Ottawa
Concordia Art Gallery, Montreal
Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal